The Dark Guardian: A Murderer?

This composition is soundtrack to an animation bringing to life the famous and beloved 4-part series “The Bat-Murderer” from the 1970’s Batman comics which was written by the late Len Wein. In this exciting arc the darknight detective is framed for the murder of Talia al Ghul and struggling to prove his innocence until he gets unexpected help from an old friend, the Creeper.

The story is an old-fashioned crime story with a touch of “noir” and it has lots of characters and twists and turns. The challenge in scoring the animation video was developing a musical identity despite scenes were much shorter than they would have been in a real movie. I went with a set of leitmotives (for Batman, Talia, Ra’s al Ghul and the Creeper) and applied them in a 1970’s-, Goldsmith-kind of fashion.

Listen to this officially released album on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Deezer, Google Play and Amazon Music.

 

Featured Track: Resolution

 

TrackNameLengthDownload
1.How It All Started3:28
2.The Gala Robbery2:18
3.Guilty As Charged3:09
4.On The News0:58
5.To See A Man About A Murder3:12
6.Break-In At The Big House2:26
7.Guards1:52
8.Escape0:51
9.At The Cemetery2:11
10.Forensic News, Enter An Old Friend1:47
11.Confrontation At The Zoo3:01
12.Circus Investigation2:01
13.Searching The Wagon2:06
14.Pursuing The Dwarf1:59
15.Most Generous Offer, Finale Grande5:12
16.Resolution1:58
17.End Credits Suite3:42

 

Featured Video: Batman: The Bat-Murderer Part 1

Visit my YouTube channel for parts 2 to 4 and the trailer video!